Willow Penguin Sculpture workshop

Student making willow penguin


Create a small willow penguin one of the quirkiest of birds.

This workshop is aimed at all levels of experience
Please note that the amount of detail that you will achieve will vary from person to person. My aim is for you to have completed the shape and filled it in if you still need to add some more details at the end of the day I will send you home with some willow to complete it in the next day or two.
The workshops that I offer fall into two categories:

1. Activities for students who are suitable for beginners and those with some experience:
Large wild birds e.g wildfowl, herons egrets, geese, etc, duck/chickens, pheasants, peacocks, flamingo, owls, penguins
Small animals hares, piglets. snow people
Shapes and functional items e.g. medium-sized globes and fruit e.g. apples and pears, and items for the garden such as plant climbers, bird feeders and bird houses ,
Small items workshop which include bird feeders, hearts and flowers, Christmas decorations e.g xmas trees, wreaths, angels etc, garden items such as obelisks and other similar items
Beginners basketry - hedgerow and foraging crafts

2. Workshops that are better for students with some experience of willow sculpture:
Fox, medium pig, deer, mushrooms, large spheres, cats and small dogs.

Just a little about myself: I have many years of experience of teaching crafts and I offer a range of different crafting activities including willow sculpture and introduction to basket weaving and willow lantern making activities.

Please contact me to check if any spaces are available not all of my activities are listed here. if you have a craft course voucher please contact me directly. Please note that the venue address may change but will be in the area.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials refreshments and individual cakes and snacks are included.
I like to keep my attendee numbers low to enable me to provide the support and advice where needed and I tend to limit my places to 8 participants attending per day.

Please also bring an apron or wear clothing that you like working in.
Please note that working with willow and can be tiring on the hands and may be difficult for you to do if you have conditions such as arthritis if this is a concern please contact me in advance as I may be able to assist you with using alternative materials.

You are welcome to bring your own secateurs and gloves if you wish to. Further information will be provided once a place has been booked.
For further details please visit my website by clicking on the button at the top of this page.


Jacqueline Rolls at JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts


Wickham Community Centre,
Mill Lane, Wickham,
PO17 5AL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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In-person course
Sarah - - #33393

I had a fabulous day. Jacquie really cared about what she taught us and I ended up with a very characterful hare because of this. The atmosphere was gentle in the class and the 5 of us had a good chat as we were weaving our hares. I would defiantly recommend Jacquie and her willow weaving classes.

Response from JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts:

Thankyou for the lovely feed back Sarah that is most kind I am glad that you enjoyed yourself
All the best

In-person course
Debbie - - #23575

Had a really enjoyable day with my sister on the willow piglet course. Jacqui was very knowledgeable and friendly in teaching us complete novices. Was a real bonus to be able to take home a fully completed willow pig. Would fully recommend it and I am interested in doing another course.

Response from JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts:

Hi, Debbie thank you for a lovely review, it was a pleasure meeting you both.
I hope that the journey home went well
Best wishes

In-person course
Jackie - - #22272

Hi Jacquie

Thank you for a lovely day, i really enjoyed it and my pig has been much admired. I would like to do another workshop in the future.

Response from JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts:

Hello Jackie thankyou you are most welcome I am glad that you enjoyed the workshop. If you would like me to add you to my mailing list of future workshops please let me know.
I still have places available on the hare workshop in July in the New Forest and wading birds workshop in August at Southern Nature Arts
Best wishes

In-person course
shelly olson - - #22244

I had a fantastic day first time doing something on my own, I was made very welcome.
Food good.
Great teacher.
People can't believe I made the piglet myself (they said I must of bought it).
I also loved that everything was provided, it was so much easier.

Response from JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts:

Im glad that you had a lovely time , thankyou for sharing
Best wishes Jacquie

In-person course
Ian wheeler - - #22220

First class tuition
First class food
Made very welcome
A very good day.

Response from JaxsArts Willow Sculpture and Crafts:

Hi Ian and Sheila thank you for your lovely review. it is much appreciated
Best wishes

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